State-owned Arab Contractors to restore bombed Italian Consulate
Cairo’s Italian Consulate blast -YOUM7/Karim abdel Aziz

CAIRO: Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has assigned state-owned Arab Contractors to restore the downtown Cairo-based Italian Consulate that was attacked by a blast last week, head of the company Mohsen Salah told Youm7 Friday.

The company will also restore 17 homes, partially damaged by the huge explosion, in Bulaq district near the consulate, he added.

The total cost of the restoration will be determined upon completion of the renovation process, according to Salah.

On July 11, Islamic State affiliate in Egypt claimed responsibility for a car bomb that detonated outside Italian consulate, leaving a street vendor killed and 10 civilians injured. No Italian nationals were among the victims.

The restoration process of the damaged homes began Saturday, while the consulate restoration will start after the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

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